SMG Cook in Long Beach, California

POSITION: Cook

DEPARTMENT: Culinary

REPORTS TO: Sous Chef

FLSA STATUS: Hourly

SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an excellent and immediate opening for the Cook for SMG/Premier at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Responsible for supervising production, culinary standards, sanitation and training kitchen staff.

Summary

Additionally, the position supports the organization mission by supporting the kitchen in menu development, food and ingredient specifications, training programs, dining, retail services and catering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and supervise daily culinary operation of retail and catering services
  • Coordinate the work of production.
  • Supports standards as well as assists in creation of menus and recipes
  • Maintain proper production, safety and sanitation standards
  • Participate in the daily preparation of standard and gourmet food items
  • Evaluate the quality of raw food and ensure the quality of the finished products
  • Inspection assigned units to observe quality of food preparation and service; food appearance; and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation and display of menu items for special functions
  • Support the production of operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Maintain proper inventory controls for food, supplies, and equipment. Interview, select, train and evaluate supervisory and support staff
  • Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required from time to time.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Institutional Management, Nutrition, Dietetics, or Hotel and Restaurant Management, or certification by a recognized Culinary Institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated institutional, hotel, or restaurant culinary skills to including large quantity production
  • Must have 3- 5 years of culinary management experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Strong hospitality orientation.
  • Good work ethic
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to undertake and complete multiple tasks.
  • Requires ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, in addition to normal business hours.
  • Must be ServSafe certified.

Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Institutional Management, Nutrition, Dietetics, or Hotel and Restaurant Management, or certification by a recognized Culinary Institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated institutional, hotel, or restaurant culinary skills to including large quantity production
  • Must have 3- 5 years of culinary management experience

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear. This position may require work inside or outside of the building, as needed by events.

Note

The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

SMG is an equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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